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Jack Dempsey faces wrestler in first-ever crossover bout? (Brutal video)

Jack Dempsey KO/TKO/All But Murders Cowboy Luttrell. Date: July 1, 1940Location: Ponce De Leon Park, Atlanta, GA USARules: Boxing and Wrestling??Division: HeavyweightWeights: Dempsey 211 lbs; Luttrell 236 lbs Dempsey vs Luttrell wasn't a sanctioned boxing match as the great Dempsey's last official boxing fight had occurred 13 years prior - a...

André the Giant vs boxer Chuck Wepner 1976 | Facts, stats, video

Event: Andre the Giant vs Chuck Wepner Date: June 25, 1976Venue: Shea StadiumLocation: New York City Match Time Limit:10 Rounds / 3-minute rounds Referee: John StanleyCommentators: Vince McMahon Despite sharing a nearly identical workspace and having spent decades under the jurisdiction of the same state legislative bodies, boxing and wrestling are...

Arturo Gatti nearly killed Gamache: Should weigh-ins be on fight day?

The ControversyOfficial weigh-ins occur the day before a bout, enabling fighters to rehydrate to their actual weight in the 28-32 hours leading up to the bout. Some fighters, like Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, have the process down to a science. While campaigning at middleweight (160 lb limit),...

Boxing nicknames | 40 of the most memorable monikers

Boxers are among the most colorful athletes in the world and, accordingly, have the most creative nicknames. Below is a list of 40 of the greatest nicknames in boxing history: Should we add a few more? Please feel free to add new names in the comments...

Tyson vs Douglas Round 8: No, Mike wasn’t cheated out of victory

The epic February 1990 heavyweight championship fight between Mike Tyson and Buster Douglas resulted in one of the biggest upsets in sports history. Douglas, considered a journeyman of sorts by many, would knock out Tyson who was deemed invincible at the time. How big was the Tyson vs...

Mike Tyson nicknames: Popular monikers during his career

He's one of the most popular, most colorful, and most controversial sports figures in history. Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. Why is Mike Tyson so iconic? He cleaned an otherwise dull division during the 1980s and before other legends such as Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, George Foreman, and Riddick...

Dariusz Michalczewski: Unsung Polish ‘Tiger,’ 90s icon

We don't hear much about Dariusz Michalczewski (48-2, 38 KO) today even though he's a former light heavyweight champion who defended the WBO version of that title 23 times. He should be a much bigger star than he is. Fact: Dariusz Michalczewski won his first 48 professional...

Thomas Hearns flicker jab: Poisonous in the 80s (w/video)

The legendary Thomas Hearns (61-5-1; 48 KO) was one of the best pound-for-pound fighters of the 1980s and is considered an all-time great. His skills, punching power, and athleticism enabled him to move up in weight class over the years, from welterweight to cruiserweight. Blessed with...

MIke Tyson or George Foreman? Evander Holyfield indicates who punched harder

Mike Tyson, George Foreman, and David Tua are regarded as three of the hardest punching heavyweights to have ever laced 'em up. And one fight legend had the opportunity to taste shots from all three knockout artists.Evander Holyfield, known for his courage, determination, and durability, defeated...

Tyson vs Holmes: How Don King stacked the odds for Iron Mike

Most fight fans don't understand the business end of boxing. And many probably don't want to. Despite being the purest of all sports, boxing, like the NFL, NBA, and MLB, is a business, too, and decisions are often made based on their perceived long-term financial repercussions....